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HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Grumpy Old Men/Grumpier Old Men - Double Feature



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#1 of 56 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted February 28 2010 - 08:48 AM


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Posted February 28 2010 - 09:27 AM

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#3 of 56 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted February 28 2010 - 10:49 AM


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 This is the first time these films have been released on Blu-ray
Only the second one. The first one was released on Blu-ray last summer. I have this on very good authority.

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#4 of 56 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted February 28 2010 - 11:41 AM



Originally Posted by Michael Reuben [url=/forum/thread/298530/htf-blu-ray-review-grumpy-old-men-grumpier-old-men-double-feature#post_3665425]


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Posted February 28 2010 - 12:35 PM

Best Buy has this for $15 and I'm hoping Amazon will match.

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Posted February 28 2010 - 01:00 PM

Yeah, I picked up today at Walmart who matched a best buy ad for $15.  Great stuff, I enjoyed both of these films.

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#7 of 56 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted March 07 2010 - 12:04 PM

Michael - corrected!  I somehow missed that when writing the review, but noticed only after posting!

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Posted March 07 2010 - 01:30 PM

For the past two weeks Best Buy has listed this as being available in their stores and, so far, I have yet to find this in any local retailers. These are a pair of films I've been waiting to own in widescreen and I've so far lucked out. ;) 

I've been trying to figure out if both movies are widescreen because I'm hearing reports that only the first movie is widescreen.

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Posted March 07 2010 - 04:08 PM



Originally Posted by kemcha 

I've been trying to figure out if both movies are widescreen because I'm hearing reports that only the first movie is widescreen.

From the review at the top of this very thread:

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This set is also upgrade worthy over the previous DVDs because much like Spies Like Us and Funny Farm, it’s the first time Grumpier Old Men is available in its original theatrical ratio.

 

I don’t own the DVDs, but these must be new widescreen masters of the films.

The aspect ratio is 1.85:1.




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Posted March 07 2010 - 06:38 PM

Actually, that only refers to one of the movies. Other retailer websites identify the Blu-ray release as being fullscreen and the technical aspects list only one movie as being widescreen. 

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Posted March 08 2010 - 01:50 AM


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Actually, that only refers to one of the movies.

 
It is clear that the 1.85:1 description applies to both films. This figure is listed both in the initial specs at the top of the review and in the "Picture Quality" section, which applies to both films.

Even if that weren't unambiguous, there's the following statement, which Mike Frezon already quoted:

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 it’s the first time Grumpier Old Men is available in its original theatrical ratio.
 

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Posted March 08 2010 - 02:56 AM



Originally Posted by kemcha 

Actually, that only refers to one of the movies.
Yes, it refers to the second movie--the one you asked about.

 

 


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Posted March 08 2010 - 11:30 AM

Grumpier Old Men was released in WS on LD as I have it. Looking forward to this BR.

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Posted March 09 2010 - 01:13 PM

I just want to know if anyone can confirm, by way of seeing the actual BR, if both movies are widescreen and if this release is single sided or double sided. 

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Posted March 09 2010 - 01:16 PM

Michael's review addresses both of those questions.  I presume he has seen the actual disc.
 

 


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Posted March 09 2010 - 01:21 PM



Originally Posted by kemcha [url=/forum/thread/298530/htf-blu-ray-review-grumpy-old-men-grumpier-old-men-double-feature#post_3668822]

As I noted up in Post #9, both films are in their original widescreen AR.  And, Michael indicates both films are one disc.  I don't think these are flippers...but both films are on the same side of the BD:

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 I'm glad to see that these films were released together on the same disc.  Movies on blu-ray discs have become so laced with special features that a bare-bones release seems contrastingly stark.  
Maybe you should tell us where you are getting your "reports."

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Posted March 09 2010 - 02:12 PM

The reason why is because here we have reviews that aren't very specific where other sites are reporting that the release is in full frame. Not only that, but the packaging for the release doesn't really give any information. It lists both movies but doesnt say whether the disk is single sided or double sided or whether one movie or both movies are widescreen.

The DVD version states that the first movie is widescreen and the second is full frame. Yet, the Blu-ray lists technical specs for each movie separately but doesn't list the aspect ratio, separately for each film.

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Posted March 09 2010 - 02:53 PM

Well, I guess then you'll have to wait for Michael to return to this thread and confirm what he has already written...or else someone else who has seen the disc could confirm.

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Posted March 09 2010 - 03:16 PM

Mike, that was why I asked ... ;) 

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Posted March 09 2010 - 03:35 PM

I understand that.  Except that it seems to me to have already been spelled out in the OP.  His review seems quite specific on these points.

None of your information refutes Michael's review (except your assertion that "other sites" are listing "Grumpier" as full frame).  You just choose not to believe him. 

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